Thursday, January 05, 2006

"New Device Will Sense Through Concrete Walls"

Absolutely cool.

The new "Radar Scope" will give warfighters searching a building the ability to tell within seconds if someone is in the next room, Edward Baranoski from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Special Projects Office, told the American Forces Press Service.

By simply holding the portable, handheld device up to a wall, users will be able to detect movements as small as breathing, he said.

The Radar Scope, developed by DARPA, is expected to be fielded to troops in Iraq as soon as this spring, Baranoski said. The device is likely to be fielded to the squad level, for use by troops going door to door in search of terrorists. [emphasis added]

I am all for giving our soldiers what they need to survive and win on today's battlefields. The "Radar Scope" seems like just what the general ordered.

Watch out, terrorists.

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